Maranda Ratcliff considers herself the adventurous sort.
Meghan Dahlquist fanned eight and Billings West blanked Helena 10-0 to close the girls softball regular season Saturday at Poly Vista.
BOZEMAN -- Freshman Mackenzie Mayhood went 5 for 6 from the plate and drove in three runs and Billings West's offense erupted for 18 hits in a 16-6 victory over Bozeman on Thursday in Eastern AA girls softball.
Offense wins over fans, but pitching and defense ultimately win games. And Jalen Creech has proven she gives Billings West a chance to win every time she steps in the circle.
Makenzie Shellnutt doesn’t make excuses.
West's Makenzie Shellnutt rounds the bases after hitting a home run against Billings Senior on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
A hearing impairment has not stopped Makenzie Shellnutt from becoming one of the best hitters in Billings West’s lineup.
It takes a lot to silence the big bats of Billings West. That’s why last weekend’s loss to Missoula Big Sky in which the Bears struck out a staggering 15 times wasn't taken lightly.
Billings West seniors Jalen Creech and Makenzie Shellnutt preview the Bears' 2014 softball season.
Billings West’s offensive numbers last softball season were borderline staggering: In 28 games, the Golden Bears batted .375, hit 56 doubles and swatted 47 home runs.
Billings West first baseman Makenzie Shellnutt has given a verbal commitment to play softball at the University of North Greenville.
Great Falls scored six unanswered runs – all in the final three innings – to beat Billings West 6-4 and win the State AA softball championship Saturday afternoon at the Multi-Sports Complex in Great Falls.
GREAT FALLS – Jalen Creech fired a four-hitter and was back by three home runs as Billings West opened its State AA softball tournament with a 10-2 win over Helena Capital on Thursday at the Great Falls Multi-Sports Complex.
GREAT FALLS – Billings West hit six doubles and got home runs from Makenzie Shellnutt and Rachael Dillon as the Golden Bears defeated Great Falls 11-6 for their only win in three Eastern AA softball games against the Electric City schools on Saturday.